Groundstate, the Cleveland rock duo formed by brothers Aidan and Connor Smith, have announced their sophomore album, The Things We Leave Unsaid. Set for an August 11th release via Auspicious Recordings/Wolf Entertainment; the 11-track effort was recorded by acclaimed rock producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Centershift).
Previously released tracks from the album include “Floating Away” and their current single “Perfect Timing,” which has been seeing recent success at radio. Groundstate captures an alt/rock sound of the late ’90s/early 2000s that has seen a major resurgence over the past couple of years.
Commenting on the album, lead vocalist Connor Smith shares:
“The Things We Leave Unsaid” is a profound and sonically intense record that explores a variety of themes throughout its 11 song run, with topics ranging from addiction and relationships, to intrapersonal reflection of the past. This record captures an important point in time for us as a band, and I think that really translates into these songs.”
Groundstate formed in 2014 when the brothers Conor Smith and Aidan Smith began writing music with a hard rock tinge that pays homage to the heavy, alt sounds of recent decades while placing their own modern stamp on each creation. After playing memorable early shows at the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Tri-C Rock Off, the duo quickly developed a loyal fan base around the Ohio region. Over the last 8 years, the band has since supported major national acts as direct support (Saliva etc) and earned national airplay on rock/alternative radio stations.
During the album recording process, Aidan Smith also contributed guitars on the latest Centershift album, A Different Shade of Color, also produced by Wirt. Groundstate will continue ramping up regional tours, shows and festival dates for Summer and Fall 2023.